THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS 6 OF 13
October 15, 2020 / Psalms 23:
THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS!
Bible Study Series
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Led by Pastor Shane
“Through The Valley of The Shadow of Death!”
Lesson 6 of 13
Introduction: Death may come suddenly or slowly, but there is no doubt it is coming. The thought of death is a powerful thought! It helps us to realize the things in life that hold real meaning. As God’s children, we will find comfort at the time of death in the presence of our Shepherd. We will not go through the valley of darkness, but the Lord Jesus will be with us, and “in Him is no darkness at all.” We have no need to fear this mysterious event called death, for our Savior has already walked through death’s door and won the victory over death, hell, and the grave!
Bible Background Reading:
Psalm 23; Psalm 44:19; 1 John 1:3-5; Ecclesiastes 3:1-2; Romans 8:35-39; Hebrews 13:5; John 10:1-4, 20:24-29
Day 1: In verse four of Psalm 23 we read about “the shadow of death.” Has the thought of death made a difference in your life? List several ways in which the thought of death affects us.
Day 2: According to 1 John 1:5, what is never found in God? How does this apply to the believer at the time of death?
Day 3: What monumental events in our lives does God hold in His hands according to Ecclesiastes 3:1-2? Does He have a plan for death as much as for life?
Day 4: From Romans 8:35-39, list those things which are not able to separate us from the love of Christ.
Day 5: What promise has the Lord Jesus made to every believer in Hebrews 13:5? Will Christ keep this promise even in our time of death?
Day 6: In Psalm 23:4, do the sheep walk through the valley alone? According to John 10:4, would our Shepherd ever send us anywhere without His presence?
- To show that the certainty of death divides us from things that have no eternal value.
- To know that Christ will not forsake us at the time of death.
- To realize that Christ has conquered death.
Psalm 44:19; 1 John 1:3-5
–The thought of death divides us from things that really hold no meaning.
I. THE CERTAINTY OF DEATH!
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2; Hebrews 9:27
–Death may come suddenly or slowly, but there is no doubt it is coming.
II. THE COMFORT IN DEATH!
Romans 8:35-39; Hebrews 13:5
–We find comfort only in knowing that Jesus Christ is with us.
–Jesus Christ will not leave us or forsake us at the time of death!
III. THE CONQUEROR OF DEATH!
–Christ has gone before us and has conquered death, hell, and the grave.